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Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

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Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

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Both of these segments have increased at meetings and within membership…

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Both of these segments have increased at meetings and within membership…

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Association Meetings Experts Buoyed by Economic Numbers

The various trends that characterize today’s convention industry are expected to continue into 2020 and beyond…

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Association Meetings Experts Buoyed by Economic Numbers

The various trends that characterize today’s convention industry are expected to continue into 2020 and beyond…

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A sign of the widespread integration of technology into the meeting experience comes from a respondent quoted in the American Express Meetings & Events’ 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. Mobile apps, says the meeting professional, have become “the new lanyards.” Like lanyards, apps are ubiquitous at conventions, trade shows and many corporate meetings. But […]

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A sign of the widespread integration of technology into the meeting experience comes from a respondent quoted in the American Express Meetings & Events’ 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. Mobile apps, says the meeting professional, have become “the new lanyards.” Like lanyards, apps are ubiquitous at conventions, trade shows and many corporate meetings. But […]

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Closing the annual meeting or incentive program with the big-name musical artist may be a cliché form of corporate entertainment, but it’s also undeniably effective.

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Closing the annual meeting or incentive program with the big-name musical artist may be a cliché form of corporate entertainment, but it’s also undeniably effective.

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Cutting-edge educational content and the prospect of networking with peers aren’t the only means of drawing members to attend the annual convention. A more minor, but still significant, draw is the host city, especially when it promises attendees interesting encounters with local attractions and culture. And increasingly, group events are showcasing what the host city […]

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Cutting-edge educational content and the prospect of networking with peers aren’t the only means of drawing members to attend the annual convention. A more minor, but still significant, draw is the host city, especially when it promises attendees interesting encounters with local attractions and culture. And increasingly, group events are showcasing what the host city […]

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The experiential trend in the meetings industry looks to continue into 2020, and into the foreseeable future. Attendees of all types of meetings, not just incentive programs, seem more than ever to crave engagement beyond run-of-the-mill sessions and meal functions.

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The experiential trend in the meetings industry looks to continue into 2020, and into the foreseeable future. Attendees of all types of meetings, not just incentive programs, seem more than ever to crave engagement beyond run-of-the-mill sessions and meal functions.

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Successful Planners Offer Tips on How to Lead a Team

Unlike the high-profile CEO, the head of a company’s meetings department often remains ‘behind the scenes,’ and only impacts great numbers of employees and clients through the events he or she oversees

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Successful Planners Offer Tips on How to Lead a Team

Unlike the high-profile CEO, the head of a company’s meetings department often remains ‘behind the scenes,’ and only impacts great numbers of employees and clients through the events he or she oversees

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While planners aren’t necessarily content experts in their association’s field, they are integral to the delivery of education.

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While planners aren’t necessarily content experts in their association’s field, they are integral to the delivery of education.

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The motivation for extending the wellness initiative into a company’s meetings is typically twofold: On one hand, people are increasingly conscious of their physical and mental well-being — so many attendees will expect meetings to enable them to continue their healthy lifestyles.

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The motivation for extending the wellness initiative into a company’s meetings is typically twofold: On one hand, people are increasingly conscious of their physical and mental well-being — so many attendees will expect meetings to enable them to continue their healthy lifestyles.

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